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De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs Non vintage Bottle 75cl Nu

Champagnes from this producer are available in the following restaurants:
L’Assiette Champenoise (Reims) Paul Bocuse (Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or) Troisgros (Ouches) Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse (Monaco) Les Crayères (Reims) and 6 other starred restaurants (More information)

Characteristics

Terroirs

  • Grape varieties

    Chardonnay (100%)

  • Terroirs

    Côte des blancs

  • scale of crus

    Grand cru

Winemaking

  • Couleur:

  • Non vintage

  • Oak aged

    Oak aged

  • Malolactic Fermentation :

    Undergone

  • Dosage:

    Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

Tasting

  • Aromas

    FruityWoodedPastry

  • Pairings

    Can accompany a whole meal

  • Serving température

    9°C

  • Tasting window

    Tasting window20182022
    (Best)
    2032

Description

Cuvée des Caudalies from De Sousa is an impressive Blanc de Blancs champagne made from vines of over 50 years old.

The vines have what are known as pivot roots, which after around 10 years reach a depth of 25 to 30 meters in the earth to extract mineral salts and trace elements from the chalky sub strata.

When the roots go deep, the influence of the terroir is greater than that of the grape variety. The deeper the roots go the further they are from added fertilizers and the more nutrients they extract, thus producing higher quality grapes.

This Blanc de Blancs, made exclusively from Chardonnay, is 100% matured in oak barrels of which 15% are new.

Each year since 1995 50% of new wine has been added to the reserve wines.

In this way the number of vintages found in the cuvee increase year on year, currently standing at 14 wines (1996 à 2009).

Tasting

By Patrick Borras

Robe

The De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs is a champagne of a lovely light yellow with green glimmers and daintily light bubbles.

Nose

The nose is elegant, complex and beautifully light with its fine delicate aromas, fruity and buttery all at once.

Palate

Vivid and imposing in the mouth with its marked fruit characters, it’s a champagne of elegance and distinction with a harmonious architecture.

Service

Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs can be served as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to cold entrees. It is at its best at a temperature of between 9° and 10°C.

Opinion of thewine guides

4.2 / 5(6 comments)
16 / 20
Bettane & Desseauve
16.5 / 20
Gault & Millau
91 / 100
Parker
15.5 / 20
Revue du Vin de France
83 / 100
Richard Juhlin
90 / 100
Wine Spectator

Customer reviews

4.3/5 (10 Customer reviews)
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Reviewsof this cuvee

  1. François F.May 2, 2019

    Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs - nu - bottle 75cl

  2. Joerg S.May 1, 2019

    Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs - nu - bottle 75cl

  3. Testai N.November 15, 2018

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  4. STEPHANE M.November 6, 2017

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  5. Delphine S.June 1, 2017

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  6. Matthieu M.March 16, 2017

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  7. Gérard G.December 1, 2016

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  8. Isabelle V.September 9, 2016

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  9. Olivier d.March 5, 2015

    Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs - nu - bottle 75cl

    a strong lime flavor
  10. Jacky T.February 21, 2015

    Cuvée des Caudalies Blanc de Blancs - nu - bottle 75cl

Format: bottle
Terroirs: cote des blancs
Scale: Grand Cru
Category of champagne: champagne extra brut
Type de champagne: Blanc de Blancs
Malolactic fermentation: Undergone
Cépage: Chardonnay